The all-new Hyundai Verna will be launched in India by the end August 2017. The next-generation Verna will rival its arch nemesis Honda City, the current market leader, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and India's current third best-selling sedan Skoda Rapid.
The new Verna will receive a host of changes to its exterior and interior. Some of the design cues are inspired from the next-generation Elantra and will follow the Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
Recently, the new Hyundai Verna was spotted testing in India underscoring the imminent launch in India.
Th company has increased the wheelbase of the new Verna by 10mm and the overall length of 15mm. The width as been increased by 29mm, indicating the sedan's cabin will be spacious compared to the current model on sale in the country.
Despite the increase in dimensions, the new Verna's weight has increased by just 10kg; this is due to the updated chassis. The next-gen Verna uses a high-strength steel which makes it lighter and stronger.
Additionally, the suspension on the new Verna has been tweaked as well. Hyundai claims the overall driving dynamics of the new Verna to be better than the outgoing model.
Inside the new Verna, the sedan receives a new dashboard which made with new materials and has a more premium look. The top variant of the all-new Verna will feature a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. On the safety aspect, Hyundai is expected to offer dual airbags at the front and ABS as standard fitment.
Hyundai Verna has been losing ground to its rival mainly because of features which are in trend currently. With the launch of the next-generation Verna, Hyundai will hope to gain back the top slot in the executive sedan segment.